Moyers & Campbell on Star Wars’ Mythological Influences

June 21, 1988

In this clip from The Power of Myth — Bill Moyers’ groundbreaking conversations with mythologist Joseph Campbell — Campbell draws parallels between Star Wars and mythological themes of heroism, spiritual adventure and the actions of man. Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television and continues to inspire new audiences.

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